Author: Rikki Ayers

Why we make life so needlessly hard for ourselves with Elizabeth Guerrero

I don’t often post questions on Facebook, but when I do, I meet amazing people like Elizabeth Guerrero! A couple of months ago, I was really struggling with the concept of “hustling”—working your ass off, or according to the Merriam- Webster dictionary, “to make strenuous efforts to obtain especially money or business.” Hustling also means swindling and to the entrepreneur crowd, working really hard and really smart to get ahead. It’s a flexible verb. I’m torn about hustling. There is a lot of evidence to show that it works. If you look at it in terms of efficiency, it’s...

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What it’s really like to be a digital nomad with Amy Mitchell

Ever wondered what it would be like to be able to make money while you travel? Amy Mitchell, of Do What You Want, has spent the last two years working remotely from beautiful places like Bali, Portugal, and Nicaragua. While the experience has been totally amazing, you should know that it’s not all sun tans and margaritas. In this episode of the Own Up Grown-Up podcast, Amy shares what it’s really like to be a “digital nomad”. If you know that you want to do then don’t wait. Just start putting something in action. You’ll wish you would have...

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Money mastery for millennials with Shannon Lee Simmons

Living your life the way you want to requires getting real with your finances. Money, or rather lack of money, can cause major stress, as well as feelings of shame, guilt, and depression. Getting your finances on track helps release emotional baggage and can be really empowering and fun. Shannon Lee Simmons, founder of The New School of Finance, thinks it’s time we all start talking about money more. Listen to today’s podcast, which is one of the most informative conversations I’ve ever had about money. When you feel empowered about finance, even if you don’t have a ton...

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Get smart with your money with Ben Van Dyke

How’s your relationship with money these days? Money is a touchy subject for many people. We don’t like talking about how much money we make, spend, or save. It touches on our feelings of self-worth and, I’d wager, a lot of us really don’t know what’s going on with our money beyond the paycheque that arrives in our bank accounts every two weeks. Plus, it can be really tough to find good information out there! If you want to achieve financial independence and reach life goals like buying a home without going into piles of debt, you have to...

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Find your path and go for it with Quinn Abbey

Friends, it’s almost March! How are those New Years resolutions holding up? It’s around now when we stop going to the gym, juicing, writing in our gratitude journals, and saving that extra $50 every week for vacation. You hit a wall where things start to feel hard, uncomfortable, or boring. Before you pick up your keys to run to McDonalds, listen to today’s podcast episode with Quinn Abbey, a yoga instructor and Desire Map facilitator who approaches goal-setting in a holistic and achievable way. It can be scary. It is scary. It’s different and it’s easier to be comfortable, for...

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